This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
.../> 6. The Psychology of Pleasure

by Nathaniel Branden


Pleasure, for man, is not a luxury, but a profound psychological need.

Pleasure (in the wid
est sense of the term) is a metaphysical concomitant of life, the reward and consequence of successful action — just as pain is the insignia of failure, destruction, death.

Throu
gh the state of enjoyment, man experiences the value of life, the sense that life is worth living, worth struggling to maintain. In order to live, man must act to achieve values. Pleasure or enj...
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